This Saturday, August 3, the award-winning Buckarettes will be entertaining during the Wildlife West Chuckwagon BBQ! Live Cowboy Band (or in this case, Cowgirl) entertainment is a special feature of the weekly Chuckwagon BBQ feasts at Wildlife West in Edgewood, just 20 minutes east of Albuquerque on I-40. The suppers include a traditional chuckwagon show, including a barbecue dinner, wildlife presentation and puppet show for the youngsters, Wildlife West’s unique falcon show, plus (this week), New Mexico’s Buckarettes. The barbeque dinner includes brisket, chicken, ranch beans, baked potato, rolls, apple sauce, cookies, lemonade, coffee, and water. A vegetarian option, substituting a tasty salad for the brisket and chicken, is also available. Shows take place rain or shine in Wildlife West’s all-weather amphitheater.
For more details go to http://www.wildlifewest.org/PDFs/Chuckwagon_%202013.pdf. To make reservations, call 505-281-7655 or 877-981-9453 (toll free).
For more information about the Buckarettes, go to http://www.buckarettes.com.
There’s a lot going on in Estancia this Saturday! Old Timers Day begins with a parade at 11 a.m., a barbecue at Arthur Park at noon, live music, a Mounted Shooters of America presentation at the County Arena at 7 p.m., and a dance featuring Paul Pino and the Tone Daddies at 8 p.m. Come and join us! For more information, go to www.townofestancia.com.
Come out out to the cooler side of the mountains on July 19-21 for the 11th Annual Wildlife Music Festival at Wildlife West in Edgewood! Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley and the Zydakats will perform along with the Blue Canyon Boys, Chuck Pyle, Joe West and the Santa Fe Revue, and a whole lot more. Just 20 minutes east of Albuquerque, this all-ages weekend festival will include entertainment and fun for musicians and onlookers alike, with workshops, open jams and other events. For more informaiton go to http://www.wildlifewest.org/music_festival_current.shtml.
Have you ever seen a turkey feather blanket? These wonderful Native American blankets were made of soft, downy feathers woven together with cordage made yucca leaves. Come to the Tijeras Pueblo Interpretive Center at Sandia Ranger Station just south of Tijeras on Saturday, July 13 to watch Mary Weahkee, of the Santa Clara Pueblo and Comanche Nation, demonstrate how to make a turkey feather blanket. The presentation starts at 10 a.m. and is sponsored by the Friends of Tijeras Pueblo. A $5 donation is requested from non-members of the Friends. For more information about Mary and the presentation, go to http://www.friendsoftijeraspueblo.org.
This last Saturday, June 29th, 2013 with Roger Holden as the project leader, the abandoned Midway Trading Post on Old 66 in Edgewood, including the surrounding land, was transformed from an eyesore to a vision of what can be as the Route 66 Revitalization project continues.
Over 60 volunteers, including Moriarty-Edgewood school athletes and cheerleaders helped with the transformation.
The video link just below will show the result of this work thus far. Great work volunteers!